Silverthorne, Colorado

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Silverthorne, Colorado

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High Points

Silverthorne strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Silverthorne Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Silverthorne College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Silverthorne Median Family Income
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Silverthorne Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Silverthorne Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Silverthorne Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Silverthorne Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Silverthorne, Colorado

Comparing Silverthorne to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Racial Diversity 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 5
Age of the Population 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Silverthorne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles SW of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 80498
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80497
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.637
Longitude -106.061

Silverthorne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DILLON 1 E
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 31 F
Apr Temp 18 to 46 F
Jul Temp 39 to 73 F
Oct Temp 22 to 54 F
Annual Precip 14 inches
Station VAIL
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 22 to 47 F
Jul Temp 40 to 75 F
Oct Temp 23 to 53 F
Annual Precip 20.4 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 14 to 37 F
Jul Temp 39 to 61 F
Oct Temp 21 to 42 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Silverthorne Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,196 100%
Male 1,809 56.6%
Female 1,387 43.4%
Under 18 738 23.1%
18+ 2,458 76.9%
65+ 65 2%
Median Age 30.3
Average Family Size 3.14
White 2,626 82.2%
African-American 32 1%
Asian 24 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.7%
Other 357 11.2%
Mixed Race 127 4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 751 23.5%

Estimated Silverthorne Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,610
Growth 414
Growth % 13%

Silverthorne Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.7%
German 17.7%
Irish 9.6%
US/American 7.9%
English 6.8%
French (except Basque) 4%
Swedish 2.7%
Scottish 2.6%
Norwegian 2.2%
Italian 1.8%
European 1.7%
Russian 1.5%
African 1.2%
Polish 1.1%
Czech 1%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Northern European 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Finnish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Silverthorne, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Heeney (80498)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Silverthorne 3,196 $61,715
Breckenridge 2,408 $52,212
Dillon 802 $59,107
Frisco 2,443 $70,556
Georgetown 1,088 $53,333
Silver Plume 203 $41,667
Vail 4,531 $66,389
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